Health monitoring for lead (inorganic)
This guide helps doctors monitor the health of workers exposed to inorganic lead.
Lead (CAS 7439-92-1) is a soft, metallic, blue-grey, heavy metal. You might come across lead at work as a dust or fume in a pure, oxide or salt form.
You can find lead and lead compounds in:
old paints – although, you can still find lead in paint or painted products from overseas.
It’s also used as shielding for γ- or X-ray radiation.
This guide is part of a health monitoring guide collection.
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